Lake Garda by Rail – via the Bernina Express No fly rail holiday ~ 10 Days from £ 1599.00 

Head for the Italian Lakes via one of the most beautiful and varied rail lines in Europe – if not the world. Leaving London by rail and staying overnight in the heart of the Alps, before taking the spectacular Bernina Express down from the Swiss peaks to the palm trees of verdant north Italy and onwards for a week-long stay on Lake Garda for some well-deserved R&R. 
1 London to Chur 
Leaving London in the morning on the Eurostar, you’ll change trains at Paris and head to Zurich, where one more quick change will see you on board your last rail service of the day, which will skirt Lake Zurich and its beautiful lake-side homes, along past Lake Wellensee and into the Alps to spend the night in the pretty and ancient city of Chur; tiny streets and a dramatic backdrop form your home for the evening. 
2 Bernina Express to Italy 
Today you will enjoy a full length journey on the Bernina Express. Leaving Chur you are surrounded on all sides by gentle slopes peppered with castles. Not content with boasting some of the most glorious scenery the world of rail has to offer, from Thusis onwards the Bernina Express travels along the Albula and Bernina Lines; two masterpieces of engineering. Both completed in the early 1900s, each railway line has UNESCO World Heritage status, successfully and inconspicuously blending the practicality of rail travel into the surrounding awe-inspiring backdrop. You’ll cross the world-famous Landwasser viaduct, an undoubted highlight of the journey towards St. Moritz, from where the train glides on the Bernina Railway through the Bernina Pass. Before the train starts its descent to the palm trees and warmer climate of Italy, it first climbs to the highest point on the journey at 2328m, to skirt the edge of the turquoise Lago Bianco (White Lake) and takes a moment to pause in front of the glacier at Alp Grüm. Then, a meander down towards verdant Italy, over the viaduct at Brusio, affording some great opportunities for some photographs of the train as it winds around the 360-degree spiral. There is plenty of time to admire more incredible views as you arrive into Italy - you’ll be there just in time for lunch! You’ll then take a connecting train journey on to Lake Garda, via Milan. Make your way to your hotel in Desenzano del Garda (if you prefer to stay in a different resort, please ask for details) where you will stay for the next seven nights. 
3-8 Lake Garda 
You’ll have a full week to relax and enjoy the lakeside resort at your leisure. But if you would like to do a little more with your week in Italy, we can arrange day trips for you to other connecting towns and cities, such as Venice, Verona or Milan – or perhaps you would prefer a trip into the impressive Dolomites mountain range, or a sunset cruise on the lake? Just ask our friendly team of travel specialists to help you create the right balance of sight-seeing and recharging. 
9-10 Chambéry > London 
It’s time to leave the lakes and journey into France, where you’ll have an overnight stay in charming Chambéry before heading home to London on Day 10. 
What's Included: 
7 nights’ 4-star accommodation including breakfast on Lake Garda 
Overnight 4-star accommodation in Chur with breakfast 
Overnight 4-star accommodation in Chambéry with breakfast 
Standard Class rail travel for the duration of your trip 
Spectacular rail journey on the Bernina Express 
ABTA and ATOL bonded for your financial protection 
What's Not Included 
Personal expenses 
Single supplement price available on request 
Trip Highlights: 
No-fly holiday (flight start/return available on request) 
Journey on one of Europe’s most spectacular rail lines 
Week-long stay on Lake Garda 
This itinerary can be tailor made quote on request with frequent and flexible departures. Get in touch to discuss your requirements for you personalised quote. Prices listed are intended as a guide. 
The exact price will be subject to your chosen departure date. 
Prices are based on two people sharing unless otherwise stated. 
Contact us for solo traveller pricing.. 
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